Butterfly Valley

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A little-known gem, Butterfly Valley, is situated south of Oludeniz. If you are looking for 'beauty at its best' in Turkey, you should definitely check out Butterfly Valley. In 1995, Butterfly Valley was designated as a natural reserve, effectively ending any possibility of development in the area. One of Turkey's most enchanting and picturesque bays is Butterfly Valley in Fethiye (Kelebekler Vadisi in Turkish). Since it is located on the western coast of the Gulf of Belceiz near Oludeniz, you can only get there by boat. It is suggested that you can also get there on foot; unless you are a seasoned hiker, we would not advise it.

The valley was given its alluring moniker because of the abundance of Arctiidae family tiger butterflies, which can be seen there in abundance. Beginning in early June, this valley is where you will observe the most tiger butterflies. These amazing moths can be seen in large numbers in this protected valley till the end of October. The Butterfly Valley is home to nearly all of the Mediterranean's butterfly species.

How to explore Butterfly Valley?

  • A rocky roadside viewing point provides a panoramic view of Butterfly Valley, also known as Kelebekler Vadisi. The Mavi Magara, a tiny 'Blue Grotto,' is where the speedboat temporarily docks.
  • You need to visit one of the waterfalls in Butterfly Valley in Oludeniz, Turkey, to appreciate the beauty of these moths fully and to take some great images of the lovely nature reserve.
  • A plethora of routes winds through the stunning landscape, beginning at the ocean and ending at the waterfalls inland. You can take a dip in these azure waters or stand under these waterfalls for a thrill.
  • Apart from two large waterfalls, you will witness the fresh scents of plants and flowers around, which will transport you to a fantasy land.
  • As you travel through the green trail, you will be surrounded by a flurry of colorful butterflies that, upon seeing you, take flight in a swarm.
  • When you are done exploring Butterfly Valley, head to the nearby sea and relax on the sand at Butterfly Valley Beach.
  • The bay's water is exceptionally clear and has a lovely turquoise hue because of its low pollution levels.
  • Visitors to Butterfly Valley can stop at the beachside cafe and shop to pick up some tasty treats and unique trinkets.
  • imageDuration Required
    4 hours

Address of Butterfly Valley

Fethiye Turkey

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